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The Warmup Lap | 3.5.12 - DFW, Napa, New Orleans, and Tragedy in Little Rock

Alone — Anton Krupicka | Running Times Blogs

This is all true, I suppose, but it also skirts the issue. The answer, for me, is paradoxical. I think of nothing and everything. Usually at the same time. Which is just another way of saying that I’m not really thinking. Rather, I’m listening. To myself, in an as unintentional manner as possible.

Krupica looks at the introspection that happens on long runs, bookended with some discussion of David Foster Wallace's last book. Pretty much all of the best things are here.

Mocko And Crosby-Helms Winners At Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon | Runner's Web

The Napa Valley Marathon was held yesterday out in California. The race winners were Chris Mocko (2:24) and Devon Crosby-Helms (2:39, sixth place overall).

Meyer Friedman talks about his 5th win at he Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans Marathon - Video | NOLA.com

Meyer Friedman, former New Orleans resident and Tulane grad, won the Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans Marathon on Sunday (2:27). He has won the New Orleans marathon five times.

Runner dies during Little Rock Marathon | FOX16.com

Sadly, a 37-year old runner collapsed on the race course and later died in the hospital during the Little Rock Marathon yesterday.

Autonomy, Mastery, and Purpose: Running’s Raisons D’Etre? | irunfar

With very few exceptions, most of us do not run for a living. And, while I certainly admire those fortunate few who are able to run full-time and support themselves with running, I would guess that not even those folks are motivated to run by material rewards alone. Rather, as I’ve been around the sport for the last 17 years, it looks to me as though autonomy, mastery, and purpose are as much of a driving force behind what motivates us to run as anything else and may perhaps lend credence to Pink’s observations.

Asics Gel Cumulus 14 Sneak Peek | RunningWarehouse Blog